The City of Cape Town’s Mayoral Committee Member for Urban Management, Alderman Grant Twigg, hand delivered title deeds to two beneficiaries in Scottsdene on Saturday, 31 July 2021. This demonstrates the City’s commitment to redress and transformation the lives of our residents.
Alderman Twigg was joined by PR Councillor Kyle Carls (Ward 7), who assisted with the title deeds process.
‘Empowering residents who were previously denied access to property ownership is one of the City’s key priority areas to bring about redress. The handing over of title deeds allows homeowners to live in dignity in a home they can call theirs. It is an investment that will grow in value and that will become an asset for them and their loved ones. There is no greater pride than taking care of a house that you can call your own and turning it into a home.
‘Many families still live as tenants or without ownership rights in houses they have lived in for generations. Handing over title deeds is a way in which the City can rectify the injustices of the past,’ said Alderman Grant Twigg, Mayoral Committee Member for Urban Management.
‘Thank you very much to the City of Cape Town because they did such a good thing for me. Thank you all,’ said Alida Groves.
‘As part of the education around being responsible property owners, we are partnering with the financial sector to help empower our beneficiaries with the much-needed information to make informed decisions about financial matters related to their assets, such as wills, testaments and insurance.
‘The Covid-19 regulations has forced us to think out of the box. Where we in the past, invited beneficiaries to community engagements to collect their title deeds, we are now hand delivering it to their homes. Covid-19 cannot stop us from rendering services and restoring dignity to our communities and residents. Service delivery is about improving the lives of people and adding value to their livelihoods – Today is a firm demonstration of our commitment to build a caring and inclusive city,’ said Alderman Twigg.